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A Phonetic Study of West African Languages

Ladefoged, Peter

Published by Cambridge University Press, London, 1964
Condition: Poor to Fair Soft cover
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first edition, printing not stated (probably the only printing of the first edition); SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR 'With best wishes / Peter Ladefoged' on the ffep; soft covers worn and soiled, spine covering wearing through, previous owner's stamp on front cover, pencilled underlinings and marginal notations, list of languages treated in the book attached with paper clip, covers and binding still reasonably tight, overall rating Poor to Fair; the previous owner, Raymond O. Silverstein, was my colleague in the linguistics department at Southern Illinois University in the early 1970s, a specialist in phonetics, and former student of Peter Ladefoged's at UCLA; Silverstein, who had had unforgetable experiences working in Nigeria, turned his back on academia about 1975 and went to Chicago to enter business; Ladefoged, not much his senior, became a world-famous phonetician, Dane/Englishman turned American and southern Californian, who was hard at work right up to the end, which happened to be another trip to India to study the phonetics of Indian languages; he suffered a minor stroke on the plane back and a fatal one in the hospital in London; despite the less than good condition of this book, a signed copy of one of his works would be of interest to collectors of twentieth-century books on phonetics, and specifically West African languages and Ladefoged's books generally; cover is green/blue with burgundy lettering, the logo of the West African Language Monograph series on the front; 252 x 167 cm;, xvii + 74 numbered pages. Bookseller Inventory # 002395

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Title: A Phonetic Study of West African Languages

Publisher: Cambridge University Press, London

Publication Date: 1964

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Poor to Fair

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition

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